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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

Co-op Reflections

A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 1539 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part II: How You and Your University Can Help

depression

Part two of our “Depression in Universities” series brings us to how you and your university can support those who are working to overcome mental illness. Keep on reading to learn how you can help end the stigma with depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 2300 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part I: What Every Student Needs to Know About Having Depression

Mental Health

Mental illness can affect anyone. If our society is to help end the stigma, the first step is to gain knowledge on the subject. This blog post connects readers with what it is like to have depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 3356 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Your Calling: With Anisa Mottahed

Career Exploration

When searching for your path, sometimes the best tool to help you find your way is to listen to other's stories. Jien, sits down with Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor Anisa Mottahed to learn how she found her calling. 

By: Jien Hilario 2103 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

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Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 2079 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

Co-op

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 3384 reads | 0 comments
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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

Career Exploration

How do you know if a job posting is legit? After applying to over 100 jobs, Jien has a few tips to help you decode that job posting. 

By: Jien Hilario 2513 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Co-op

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 1971 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Co-operative Education

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 2666 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Communication, Art and Technology

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 3415 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

Work-Study

Every culture has a custom or tradition that unites people. Knowing this, international student, Dasha Mezenina set out to interview SFU students from around the world to find out: what tradition unites your nation? 

By: Dasha Mezenina 3106 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

ENGAGE

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 2402 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Life Experience

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 2871 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Diversity & Inclusion

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 2689 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

Indigenous Issues

An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 2523 reads | 0 comments
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited: What You Should Know

First Nations Studies

The Q&A you never knew you needed… but you do. Answering commonly asked questions around the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Here is one perspective using Indigenous pedagogy. 

By: Maddi Grier 4348 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

ENGAGE

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 2270 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Mental Health

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 2474 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Co-op

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 2020 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Science Co-op

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 1394 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-operative Education

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 1220 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Workplace Success

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 1288 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Workplace Success

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 1859 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Career Exploration

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 2476 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Ballad Power Systems

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 1133 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Political Science

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 2170 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Graduate Students

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 2168 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

career exploration

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 2723 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

Networking

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 2690 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

Co-op Reflections

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 2734 reads | 0 comments
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